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What is GEN?

GEN envisions a future in which
communities of Jesus followers
in every culture
engage with God and the world
through their own artistic expressions.

We offer
networking, training, and resources
for the flourishing
of biblical and culturally appropriate arts.

~ a world of arts for God's purposes ~

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Individual Members
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Community Arts for God’s Purposes – now in three languages!

Community Arts for God’s Purposes, a condensed version of Brian Schrag’s Creating Local Arts Together field manual, is now available in Spanish and Portuguese, with Indonesian and French coming soon. This affordable, slim volume is also available for download in high-quality digital format from William Carey Publishing. Check out the volume descriptions in English here,…

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Arts and Trauma Healing course

Arts and Trauma Healing course to be held at Dallas International University Since trauma is fast becoming one of the most urgent human problems in the world, cross-cultural workers need to be able to respond in restorative ways to traumatized individuals and communities. In Dallas International University’s graduate-level course, Arts and Trauma Healing, students learn…

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Greetings and Request for Materials

Hello members of GEN, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as GEN’s new Resource Manager and ongoing Social Media Coordinator. My name is Sam B (for security reasons, I would prefer to leave it at that), and I am an alumnus of the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics. Although I love…

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New GEN Website Receives Award!

Worship Leader Magazine, with a readership of over 80,000, has announced our newly designed GEN website as one of the Best of 2016 Editor’s Picks in the category of Digital Worship Resources: Global/Missional Worship. A special shout out to the team that created this website. Take the tour: We’ve designed this website in hopes of…

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Part 2 of Arts & Orality published

GEN has collaborated a second time with the International Orality Network to produce a volume of the Orality Journal dedicated to equipping people to engage local arts in oral contexts. You’ll find articles and pictures from many GEN members and other ethnoarts proponents, artists, and scholars working around the world. If you like this material,…

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Welcome to the new GEN website!

A tremendous team has been working for nearly a year to make this happen: Matt and Carol Long, friends and colleagues from DIU in Dallas, TX, did the heavy lifting in terms of the website building. Matt did a lot of programming in order to develop some of the special features you’ll see. Jim Null,…

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Upcoming Events

Arts for a Better Future – Puerto Rico @ Iglesia Alianza Cristiana Mónaco
Aug 1 – Aug 4 all-day

This ABF may be taken as a workshop or for credit through Seminario Teologico de Puerto Rico. Please contact for more details: Jhonny A. Nieto Ossa whatsapp 787 206 10 48

Ethnodoxology = Peoples + Praise